The canine diabetes diet must be made of nutritious dog foods to help stop further damage to the pancreas, heart, liver and kidneys. So what is the right food for diabetic dogs?
I'd like to give you some general guidelines which have been used for
clients to reduce the amount of insulin needed. In some mild cases of
dog diabetes, the right food and herbal support has alleviated the need
for insulin altogether.
I never recommend commercial dog food for reasons I'll explain below.
The main goal of a healthy special diet is to reduce the stress placed on the dog pancreas.
That includes strict avoidance of all simple carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour (often listed as wheat flour) since they stress the pancreas whether insulin is used or not.
strict avoidance of chemical preservatives. The other organs are
already having a tough time trying to help the pancreas so we must ease
their job as well. No body needs chemicals anyway.
That means avoiding nearly ALL commercial dog foods. For more information on commercial fare check out 27 Top Toxic Dog Food Ingredients to Avoid.
If you have any dog snacks such as pup-eroni around the house, give them the heave-ho for good since they contain all of the above. Milk Bones are another example of an unhealthy treat. Made up of simple carbohydrates, trash them! Dogs are better off with a good diet.
Highly nutritional and easily digested foods are imperative in my opinion. I've seen more improvement with a natural raw dog food diet than anything else. What is that? Meat, organ meat, bones are the basics that win every time.
What about vegetables you ask? Nope. Vegetables
are not a natural part of a dog's diet and are also carbs, many high in
sugar such as carrots and green beans. Did you know a carrot has more
natural sugar than an apple? That's okay, most other folks don't either.
For the best food possible, either find a commercial raw food without carbohydrates including vegetables or make your own using my raw recipe #2 (again without vegetables or carbs)
The bottom line is...dogs are carnivores, and have no dietary requirements for carbohydrates at all!
While carefully monitoring your dog's blood sugar you can add the following to your dog's daily intake, here's what it will do:
Target P14 (stock # 2810-1) Contains 14 herbs to support pancreatic function, maintaining blood sugar levels and the function of B vitamins.
CoQ10 - (stock #4109-8) To reduce oxidative stress in the cells of other organs, since diabetes affects heart, kidneys, liver and pancreas.
You can purchase these at Natures Sunshine Before you check out be sure to join as a member (it's free) and gives you the same discount I get and as soon as I see you I'll email you to get you set up with the right doses for your dog.
And now you have a recipe for the canine diabetes diet!
Garlic is also an excellent addition. Among many other benefits, garlic helps increase digestive organ function.
For additional information, see Canine Diabetes Treatment.